The Love of Family and Friends
and why the wedding is coming along smoothly with a tight budget.
It's amazing how if you give your love to others, they someday will show appreciation. In my case. Being in my last year of high school and showing my extended family my beautiful engagement ring was a shock to them of course. Some just stared, others nodded, some just smiled. These of course are my family members I rarely see. This exciting moment isn't as exciting for them. Yet, for those who I love dearly and see often, the reaction was a little more exciting. I dropped by my aunts house to surprise her after she home from a long day at work. When I showed her the ring, she was surprised of course. Yet, the excitement she showed showed that she believed in us, and after a lot of stares and nods, this was a relief. I received a hug and he did also, and now she is calling my fiance her nephew. It's lovely. I wasn't sure I would get any more support from many more people from her. People don't believe in young marriages anymore. I can understand with statistics though. Yet, I spend month after month praying for the answer and by talking to the Lord, I know it is right. We talked together for about two months seriously about it, after a few of just fun talk, so we both prayed together about it then, and we came to the answer that we are supposed to be TOGETHER.
I don't have a romantic engagement story. We picked it out together on a spur of the moment shopping trip. I think being as trusting to our savior and being so young while we are doing so, is romantic for me.
My parents say that my FH and I are almost scary because we both resemble the both of them so much. Not only by attitudes, but by being engaged in our senior year of high school, and married at 18 and 20. Mom says I was born old and mature just like she was, and definitely can handle being independent when I'm young. So for our wedding date. We set ours halfway in between his parents anniversary (June 2) and my parents anniversary (June 27) (because they've been so supportive and they are great examples of love)
We also have been receiving great news after great news of people who share our lives with us giving us ideas and even gifts.
My dress, which I received for free was a dress from a family friend of my fiance's family. My photographer will be a young artist that is only by word of mouth. We couldn't have gotten him without my aunt. (and at such a great price too! ) I also have a box of decorations from the lady I received the dress from, and loads and loads of clipping and ideas from my future mother in law and mother.
Housing ideas and help are coming from my parents and his. A place to stay if we haven't got one bought is settled, and My parents are being so helpful with money, and so many things it's unreal. We could do it without help, but they do it out of love for us, and I appreciate is SO much. It's hard to accept a lot of it, because I'm stubborn, but I know why they are doing it. I still feel teary when I think of all the love I feel right now.